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KC college turns into school of rock

Recently, to announce the theme of their upcoming annual fest, Blitzkrieg, the KC College BMM department chose an unusual place — a popular live music venue. But it only seemed fitting, since this year’s festival is being planned as a tribute to iconic bands.

art and culture Updated: Nov 02, 2012 17:10 IST
Amrutha Penumudi
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Recently, to announce the theme of their upcoming annual fest, Blitzkrieg, the KC College BMM department chose an unusual place — a popular live music venue. But it only seemed fitting, since this year’s festival is being planned as a tribute to iconic bands. The two-day event will be held on November 31 and December 1 and you can expect the college campus to turn into a mini music festival.

“Each college contingent will be named after an international band such as Coldplay, Metallica, AC/DC, Green Day, or prominent Indian acts like Indian Ocean or Agnee. Our first inter-college contingent leaders’ meeting was held yesterday. The participants were very upbeat about the whole concept as some of them got to represent their favourite bands. We are looking forward to a fun-filled festival this year,” says Neha Mulchandani, a student representative for the festival.

For now, the student organisers at KC are focussing on conducting the various auditions and prepping for the multi-arts events they have planned out. Some of the most promising contests to look forward to include an a capella event. In another music event, each college will be assigned a popular song and be required to change its tune while maintaining the orginal lyrics. And then there are the usual suspects: a guitar battle to choose the best among the lot, and a fashion show where competitors will need to incorporate thematically relevant props as they walk down the ramp.

“We have received an overwhelming response so far. More than 30 colleges attended the launch party, which was instrumental in grabbing eyeballs. Now, the students are putting in their best to plan for and promote the festival further,” says festival HOD Manjula Srinivas.

Rock steady
The guitar contest willwitness a face-off among the best axe wielders from the 30 participating colleges.At the dance contest, teams will present two different styles in a three-minute act.

The a cappella competition will require students to perform songs without instruments to judge their vocal prowess. Every band will have to present a mock radio show.

At the fashion event, students will need to incorporate a prop as they walk down the ramp.